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May Day Celebrations #53757

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 01, 1978
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(Studio) May 1 as workers' holiday around world noted; report is on ceremonies in Moscow.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Moscow, USSR ) Details given concerning workers' march in Moscow's Red Square, while Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev views it from atop Lenin's tomb.
REPORTER: Charles Bierbauer

(Studio) Other May Day celebrations and occurrences in Madrid, London, Rome and Paris described. Mentioned in report are Francisco Franco, Socialists and Communists, Karl Marx, Red Brigade terrorist group and riots in Paris. Films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Report on origins of May Day in Chicago where 5 men are buried who were sentenced to death after Haymarket labor riots; May 1, 1887, noted as day socialists and trade unionists in United States and Europe protested executions.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Bierbauer, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
Reasoner, Harry

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